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The Russian ground offensive in Ukraine is slowing down due to the lack of manpower and the success of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, the UK Ministry of Defense announced today, based on the work of the Intelligence Services.

The Russian ground offensive in Ukraine is slowing down due to the lack of manpower and the success of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, the UK Ministry of Defense announced today, based on the work of the Intelligence Services.

“Russia has, to this day, suffered casualties that probably amount to a third of the ground troops that entered combat in February,” the British Defense Ministry posted on ‘Twitter’, according to news agency Efe.

The General Staff of the Army of Ukraine estimated on Saturday that there were 27,200 casualties in the Russian ranks, to which it added the more than 4,000 tanks and armored vehicles destroyed or captured.

On the eve of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Russia had concentrated more than 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and on the annexed Crimea peninsula.

The United Kingdom’s military intelligence services stress that “despite initial advances, Russia has not been able to achieve important territorial gains in the last month”.

As a result, the Russian offensive in the Donbass region “has run out of steam and is running far short of schedule.”

In the same vein, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that “the Russian war in Ukraine does not meet Moscow’s plans, since they “failed to take Kyiv, they are withdrawing from the city of Kharkiv and its main offensive in Donbass is stagnant”.

“Ukraine can win this war”, considered today Jens Stoltenberg, at the end of the meeting of the organization’s foreign ministers, which took place this weekend in Berlin.

The US Institute for the Study of War (ISW) also stresses that the images of numerous destroyed tanks demonstrate a “profound lack of strategy and tactical sense on the part of Russian generals”.

For its part, the Ukrainian General Staff emphasized, in a statement, that Russian troops are regrouping and renewing their reserves of fuel and ammunition, in order to resume the offensive from the Kharkiv region to the communications node of the city ​​of Sloviansk in Donetsk.

Ukraine’s plan is to resist Russia’s final offensive in Donbass until the expected Western precision weaponry, needed to balance forces on the front, arrives.

However, Russia today refused to negotiate the eventual release of Ukrainian fighters from the nationalist Azov battalion, who have been entrenched for several weeks at the Azovstal steelworks, which it called “war criminals”.

“Making the Azov war criminals the object of political negotiations is blasphemy in relation to the history of 1941”, when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, justified the main Russian negotiator, Vladimir Medinski, on Telegram, quoted by the Efe news agency.

Turkey has shown itself ready to welcome the fighters who are in the steel company in the port of Mariupol (Sea of ​​Azov), among whom there will be more than a thousand wounded.

This week former Ukrainian presidents Leonid Kuchma, Victor Yuschenko, and Petro Poroshenko appealed to the international community to save those still standing at the Azovstal factory, where there is still a group of civilians, they said.

Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24 that has killed more than 3,000 civilians, according to the United Nations, which warns that the real number is likely to be much higher.

The military offensive caused the flight of more than 13 million people, more than six million of them out of the country, according to the latest UN data.

The Russian invasion was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and reinforcing economic and political sanctions on Moscow.

Source: With Agencies

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